The 9th book of the Bible located between Ruth and 2nd Samuel
Women Who Are Spoken Of In This Book:
Date of Writing:
Approximately sometime between 930 bc and 722 bc, though exact date of writing is not known
The Author Of This Book:
Samuel, Nathan, Gad.
The people of Israel thought their nation would be more successful if they were led by a king, like the surrounding countries. 1 Samuel tells the history of Israel’s change from a theocracy, a country run by God, to a monarchy, a country led by human royalty.
The two Books of Samuel (Hebrew: Sefer Shmuel ספר שמואל) are part of the Deuteronomistic history, a series of books (Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings) in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament that constitute a theological history of the Israelites which explains God’s law for Israel under the guidance of the prophets.[
1 Samuel 2:2, 1 Samuel 15:22, 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Samuel 30:6
Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice…
Notable Events In This Book:
- The rise of Samuel,
- The capture of the Ark of the Covenant
- The People of Israel demand a king
- Saul becomes king
- God rejects Saul
- David is anointed king
- David defeats Goliath
Key people in this book are:
Eli, Hannah, Samuel, Saul, David, Goliath, Jonathan
Notable places are:
Ancient Israel, Philistia, Moab, Amalek.
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